As I've become more mature, my body does NOT handle hot weather as well as it did in my youth. So, I'm exploring options. And I know this topic has been beat to death, but here goes.
I've read a lot on this forum from you guys about wet LDComfort shirts and textile jackets vented out. When I've tried that here in Arkansas, mostly I just create a sauna in my jacket which makes things much worse. I suspect it may be my textile jacket that is causing that problem? I've had it for YEARS and use it exclusively during the winter months. It has several zipper vents but they are all around the arm pits and lower back. Nothing on the chest or upper back of the jacket.
My question: I need recommendations for a good textile jacket with good venting that is being used successfully with the wet shirt. One jacket that I've found on Revzilla is the Joe Rocket Atomic 5? Looks interesting, but with no experience or knowledge, I'm a little hesitant to place the order. Also, it bothers me a little that the color is mostly black which is the hottest color one can get?
Another reason for the question: Last year I started using a Glacier Tek vest, which helped me a LOT. But I'm using it with a mesh jacket. I think maybe it might last longer with a Textile jacket with better arm venting?
So, that about covers it. Thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated.